PlayStation VR’s Gran Turismo Sport Gets VR Time Trials

PlayStation 4 racing fans got their fix in October 2017 when Gran Turismo Sport launched. Those looking forward to playing the title in virtual reality (VR) were disappointed to find that PlayStation VR support only featured in one mode, pitting them against one other driver. Today, Polyphony Digital has announced the latest Gran Turismo Sport update, expanding VR gameplay by adding a time trial mode.

Gran Turismo Sport interior

As it turns out players have been keenly requesting more VR content in the title, with Kazunori Yamauchi President, Polyphony Digital, mentioning in a statement: “One of our most often received requests to date has been the expansion of GT Sport’s thrilling VR mode. So, with the latest patch, PlayStation VR owners will have the chance to hit the track in a series of challenging time trials. Players will also now earn rewards in both Time Trial and VR Tour modes!”

So while its not quite the full game with lots of other racers to compete against in VR, at least its another step towards more VR integration, with Polyphony Digital still looking at ways of adding immersive content.

Alongside the VR Time Trials the studio has added into the main game 13 new vehicles:

  • Honda Raybrig Concept-GT
  • Lexus Au Tom’s RC F
  • Nissan Motul Autech GT-R
  • Aston Martin DB11
  • BMW M3 Sport Evolution
  • Eckerts Rod & Custom Mach Forty
  • Ford GT40 Mark I
  • Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Standard
  • Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Junior
  • Lexus RC F GT3
  • Mazda RX-7 GT-X (FC)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R33)
  • Nissan GT-R Nismo

Gran Turismo Sport cars

Other additions include a new track, Tsukuba Circuit, featuring a  combination of tight hairpins and wide, sweeping corners to really test drivers; Fanatec wheel support; a new Cherry Blossom theme to Scapes Mode; an all-new MINI Museum to explore the complete history of the British automotive giant and GT League Events:

  • Nissan GT-R Cup – Beginner League
  • Redbull X-Junior Series – Amateur League
  • All Japan GT Car Championships – Professional League

The Gran Turismo Sport update goes live today in North America, and tomorrow for Europe. For any further updates on the title, keep reading VRFocus.